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Admire one of Morocco’s natural wonders on a day trip to the Ouzoud Falls from Marrakech. Travel into the Atlas Mountains by 4x4 or minivan, and witness the stunning, 360-foot (110-meter) waterfalls as they plunge down rugged cliffs. Take photos from various viewpoints, and, if you wish, visit the caves that house watermills powered by the falls. Watch for local Barbary apes or rainbows above the cascades, and savor lunch at a restaurant along the shaded waterfall path. This small-group tour is limited to 7 people for a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls
  • Catch sight of a macaque monkey in its natural habitat or a rainbow over the falls!
  • Small-group tour limited to 7 people ensures a more intimate experience
  • Savor a moroccan lunch at a restaurant along the shaded waterfall path with a panoramic view over the falls

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You could almost forget you're in the middle of the desert once you see these stunning waterfalls! It's a bit of a trek from top to bottom but a great way to fully experience this wonderful oasis. You might even catch a glimpse of a macaque monkey among the trees!

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What You Can Expect

Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech

Drive through the spectacular Atlas Mountains on your way to the Ouzoud Waterfalls

You could almost forget you're in the middle of the desert once you see these stunning waterfalls! It's a bit of a trek from top to bottom but a great way to fully experience this wonderful oasis. You might even catch a glimpse of a macaque monkey among the trees! Start your day trip with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan and enjoy the views as you travel northeast to the village of Tanaghmeilt in the Atlas Mountains. Drive through desert hills past palm groves and old villages. As you travel, listen to fascinating facts about the Ouzoud Falls. Hear how their name translates as ‘grinding grain’ in the Berber language and how they rank as the highest natural waterfalls in north Africa.

On arrival, meet your professional and knowledgeable local guide in a walking tour of about one hour and follow the path to the lip of the falls. Then, behold the tiered cascades that tumble from different heights down into a natural amphitheater of red-colored rock cliffs. Absorb the roar of the cascades as you take photos, and with luck, see some of the Barbary apes that congregate by the water or one of the shimmering rainbows that form in the mists wreathed around the plunging waters. Visit several view points to drink in the setting, walk down steps to the base and explore the caves where water mills are used to grind wheat grain into flour — giving the falls their name. Having taken in the full beauty of the area, relax over lunch at one of the restaurants along the path to the falls with an amazing view. Lastly, enjoy your return journey to Marrakech, where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

hiran.patel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Had a great trip to the Ouzoud Falls. Our driver Ahmed was very friendly, and a safe, cautious driver. Our tour guide Ibrahim was also very knowledgeable, and showed us around Ouzoud and the waterfalls. The lunch in front of the falls was spectacular!

JEREMY RODNEY D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Throughout my stay at Marrakech, this was the best sightseeing tour I enjoyed the most. It was breathtaking and blissful. It was also nice visiting the Berber village and having an authentic Morrocon meal for lunch overlooking the falls. I was accompanied by Ahmed who picked me up from the hotel on time and took me to the Ouzoud Falls. When I arrived there, Ibrahim took me and others for the excursion. Thank you so much Ahmed and Ibrahim who were always there to accompany us and thank you for all the knowledge and information you shared with us because I learned so much on that day. And both speak very fluent English. If I'm going to the Ouzoud falls again, I would like to have yall both again as my guide.
Thank you

Caroline M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was a great day out, our driver Abdul was extremely knowledgeable and with much pride and passion for his role. Abduls English was perfect he passed his knowledge of the surrounding area as we drove and was a very professional driver. When we arrived at Ouzoud we were met by Ibrahim who guided us around the falls. Again you couldn't wish for a better guide. Ibrahim was local to the village, met everybody with a smile, and ensured we were taken to places to get stunning shots of the falls.
All in all an excellent day.

Florencio C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Outstanding tour. Our tour guide was so nice and knowledgeable.

barbarasemple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Wonderful time with the driver and guidance of Ahmed and Ibrahim . ...5 stars all the way ! We learned so much about the culture and the falls were breath taking !

Susannah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great day out, lots of fun, walking, boat ride and monkeys. Great guide and driver. Lovely day

Travelista

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour is amazing. Our guide was awesome. He provided a wealth of information and was very kind. He help me get down some sharp turns. The falls are stunning. This tour was the highlight of my stay. Great views, great food at the restaurant which we had an amazing view, and fun boat ride.

Joe S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This is a must side trip!

Margaret B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic day out. Excellent driver and amazing guide. The falls were stunning and the monkeys lots of fun. This is a great family day out.

Jan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide and driver were knowledgable and charming. The hike down the falls and through the Berber village and cooperative were awe-inspiring and a learning experience at every turn. One of the most excellent of the 16 days of adventures.

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